As the days continue on to the official start of summer — which is June 21, in case you were wondering — there couldn’t be a better time than now to update your wardrobe with a few new pieces. And if there’s one item worth stocking up on, it’s dresses. After all, temperatures in the high 90s (and for some, the 100s) are only inevitable the further you get into the season. Luckily, Target’s dress sale has plenty of affordable styles that’ll keep you cool throughout summer.
Ask anyone: The earlier weeks of June might be considered the sweet spot between seasons when the weather feels just right. But if you wait a few more weeks, you’ll probably start to feel waves of hot air coming from every direction. For those moments, wearing a dress is arguably the most comfortable option. Breezy and simple enough to throw on at any time, dresses are essential for summer — and from now until June 8, Target has a ton that are available for $20 and under.
If you’re looking for something that can be worn in and out of the office, the Sleeveless U-Neck Knit Dress — which is available for $18.39 during the sale — will be one of your go-to options this summer. Style it with a belt and blazer when you’re headed to work. And during the weekend, a simple pair of leather sandals will be all you need.
Another office-appropriate option is the $20 Floral Print Collared Sleeveless Shirtdress, which will look great with a pair of this season’s popular strappy sandals. Or, you can wear the Short Sleeve Side Button-Front Wrap Dress, also $20. Depending on how you style it, you can wear it now through fall.
Of course, when the days are just hot, relaxed cotton dresses will be the only ones you want to wear. Wear the $18.39 Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt Dress with a pair of hiking-style sandals for a cool, laidback summer ensemble. Or go for the Striped Short Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt Dress, $15, with your favorite pair of sneakers. And when the temperatures drop in the evening, you can layer an oversized denim jacket over both of these styles.
Scroll down below to see more chic and affordable summer dresses in the sale, and then head over to Target to shop them all.